Maybe the New York Yankees' offense is not firing on all cylinders. The part that has been firing, though -- the home run part -- has been blasting away at a record-setting pace. The Yankees have 27 home runs through 14 games, a pace that see them hit 312 home runs, shattering the single-season record for a team of 264, held by the Seattle Mariners.
It remains to be seen if one of the team's primary sluggers, Alex Rodriguez, plays this evening. He sat out Sunday's game against Texas with soreness in his back and oblique.
A.J. Burnett (3-0) takes the mound for the Yankees tonight. The questions with Burnett is how long the success will last, especially since he is pitching to a 4.67 ERA. Burnett has gone 8-0 with a 4.04 ERA in 13 April starts since joining the Yankees in 2009. He was 3-0 in five April starts a year ago, but went on to finish with a 10-15 mark in 33 outings.
At the recommendation of Dr. James Andrews, Yankee reliever Pedro Feliciano will forego surgery for the time being in favor of a strengthening program. Feliciano, who has a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder, will be re-evaluated in six weeks.